US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change.

12:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Wilmington, NC

1:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Wilmington International Airport | Wilmington, NC

1:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Battleship North Carolina | Wilmington, NC

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on designating Wilmington, NC, as the first American World War II Heritage City

3:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Wilmington, NC, en route to Washington, D.C.

4:10 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

4:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

Looking Ahead:  On Thursday, September 3, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Raleigh, North Carolina, to tour Gateway Women’s Care and participate in a roundtable discussion.  Following, the Vice President participate in a fireside chat at Christ Baptist Church, before accepting the endorsement of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association.  The Vice President will return to Washington, D.C., later that day.

Recap of Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Note: All bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump During a Wisconsin Community Safety Roundtable | Kenosha, WI
  • Remarks by President Trump During Emergency Operations Center Tour | Kenosha, WI
  • Remarks by President Trump During Survey of Property Damage | Kenosha, WI
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Air Force One Departure | Joint Base Andrews, MD
  • Statement from the Press Secretary (re: Washington, D.C., Mayor’s Monument Removal Plan)
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Working to Stop Evictions and Protect Americans’ Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Press Release: White House Tours Update
  • Presidential Message on National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2020
  • Presidential Message on National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Releases 2020 Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China
  • Publication: 2020 China Military Power Report
  • Article: China Pursues Own Nuclear Triad, Doubling of Nuclear Capability
  • Article: Agency Awards Contracts to Enable Data Transfer From Space
  • Article: Diversity, Inclusion Board Seeks Input From All DOD Personnel
  • Contracts for September 1, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, September 2
  • September 1: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita
  • September 1: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita at the Signing of Enhanced Immunities Agreement With Morocco
  • September 1: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Republic of Cyprus President Anastasiades
  • September 1: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Lou Dobbs of Lou Dobbs Tonight
  • September 1: Transcript | Briefing With Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael G. Kozak On U.S. Economic and Trade Agenda in the Hemisphere
  • September 1: Statement | Industry Advisory on North Korea Ballistic Missile Procurement
  • September 1: Statement | CITGO-6 Surpasses 1,000 Days of Wrongful Detention in Venezuela
  • September 1: Statement | On the Passing of Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee
  • September 1: Statement | The State Department Expands Pickering and Rangel Graduate Fellowship Programs
  • September 1: Statement | Slovakia National Day
  • September 1: Statement | Vietnam National Day
  • September 1: Advisory | Secretary Pompeo to Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room (September 2, at 10:00 a.m.)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Press Release: NCSC and the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF) Kick Off “National Insider Threat Awareness Month”

Department of the Treasury

  • Congressional Testimony: Statement of Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin before the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
  • Press Release: North Korea Ballistic Missile Procurement Advisory

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Advisory: SEC Investor Advisory Committee to Meet Virtually on September 24
  • Press Release: SEC Awards Over $2.5 Million to Joint Whistleblowers for Detailed Analysis That Led to Multiple Successful Actions

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Attorney General Barr Joins President Trump in Announcing $41 Million in Emergency Funding to Address the Public Safety Crisis in Wisconsin
  • Press Release: The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Announce Critical Reforms to Enhance Compliance, Oversight, and Accountability at the FBI
  • Press Release: Antitrust Division Seeks Public Comments On Updating Bank Merger Review Analysis
  • Press Release: Acting Assistant Attorney General Ethan P. Davis Announces Departure from Civil Division
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day
  • Press Release: Four Charged For Multi-Million Dollar Elder Fraud Schemes
  • Press Release: Colorado Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Moderating Disputes on Darknet Marketplace AlphaBay
  • Press Release: Michigan Man Charged with COVID-Relief Fraud
  • Press Release: Elkton Man Pleads Guilty to Making Threatening Interstate Communications

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release: DHS, USCIS to Modernize, Define the Collection of Biometrics
  • Press Release (CISA): Cybersecurity Officials from U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand Release Best Practices for Incident Response
  • Press Release: AMO, Partners, Mexican Authorities Team Up to Take Down Smugglers (Mexico City)
  • Press Release: CBP, LAWA Expand Biometric Traveler Experience at LAX (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Lost Woman in Distress (California)
  • Press Release: El Centro Sector Agents Arrest 34 in Two Separate Smuggling Events (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Fleeing Occupants and Renders Aid to Injured Family (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Agents Reign in Horse, Guns, Meth and Illegal Aliens in Single Seizure (Arizona) Press Release:  Stash House Discovered in Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Intercepts Drug Loads at Rio Grande Valley Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Rescues Five from American Canal (Texas)
  • Press Release: Triple Play | Laredo CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $4.4 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Passengers Hidden Inside a Grain Hopper Train Car (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Bags 440lbs of Khat Headed to Canada (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Three Pounds of Deadly Fentanyl Tablets Found Hidden Inside Corsets (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: Dulles CBP Officers Seize Ecstasy and GBL in Air Cargo from London (Virginia)
  • Press Release: CBP in San Juan Seized $27 Million found inside Boxes Bound to St. Thomas (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Obligates Over $783 Million to Repair Puerto Rico’s Roads, Bridges and Ports

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: Federal Agencies Outline Plan to Help Farmers of Seasonal and Perishable Fruits and Vegetables

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Blowers and Components Thereof
  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section Investigation of Certain Variable Speed Wind Turbine Generators and Components Thereof

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Reed Joins Greater Houston Partnership’s “USMCA Day” to Underscore Support for North American Jobs and Economic Growth

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Federal Agencies Outline Plan to Help Farmers of Seasonal and Perishable Fruits and Vegetables
  • Press Release: Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Team Up for Rural Health Initiative

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Invests $72 Million in Carbon Capture Technologies

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Secretary Bernhardt Signs Order Creating the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces More Than $1.2 Billion in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Highlights USMCA and Economic Recovery in Michigan and Illinois
  • Press Release: Miami Dialysis Service Companies to Pay $110,819 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Uncovers Overtime Violations
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards $13.5 Million in Dislocated Worker Grants in Response to Coronavirus Public Health Emergency
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Provides $100 Million to States To Combat Unemployment Insurance Fraud
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar for Ohio Employers

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup September 1, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Provides Guidance to Industry for Detecting and Preventing Nitrosamines in Drugs

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 2: “Crazy Nancy Pelosi is being decimated for having a beauty parlor opened, when all others are closed, and for not wearing a Mask – despite constantly lecturing everyone else. We will almost certainly take back the House, and send Nancy packing!”
  • September 2: “Seriously, is this what our great USA wants as its leader?”  Retweet:  Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 @TrumpWarRoom · Aug 31 · Joe Biden: “Covid has taken this year, just since the outbreak, has taken more than 100 year, look, here’s, the lives, it’s just, when you think about it.”
  • September 2: “Joe Biden is a Low Energy Candidate the likes of which we have never seen before. The last thing our country needs is a Low Energy Individulal, especially when surrounded by High Energy Chess Players scattered all over the world. He’s back in his basement now – no schedule!”
  • September 2: “Joe Biden is not on the side of Law Enforcement, and that was spectacularly evident on my very successful trip yesterday to Kenosha. We solved the problem quickly, and it was very much appreciated by the people of Wisconsin. Joe Biden wouldn’t know where to begin – a bad record!”
  • September 2: “Rigged Election?”  Retweet:  Raheem Kassam @RaheemKassam · 21h · WARNING: Democrat Data Firm Admits ‘Incredible’ Trump Landslide Will Be Flipped By Mail-In Votes Emerging A Week After Election Day
  • September 2: “The Unsolicited Ballots Scam is their only hope. Will be the most corrupt election in history, by far!”  Retweet:  Glenn Beck @glennbeck · 13h · The Left is already using Big Tech to paint BLM as “mostly peaceful” and not the Marxist movement that it is. But tomorrow night, we’re exposing the power Big Tech has to STEAL the election.
  • September 2: “Some things just don’t get any crazier. Just call me Kate, problem over!”  Retweet:  TheBlaze @theblaze · 11h · Oregon sheriffs unload on Dem Gov. Kate Brown for trying to use their deputies to quell Portland violence
  • September 2: “This is the NEW and very sick Democrat Party. We will win on November 3rd, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Retweet:  TheBlaze @theblaze · 9h · VIDEO: BLM protesters in Oakland channel Iran, shout ‘Death to America!’
  • September 2: “See, even a Kennedy isn’t safe in the new Radical Left Democrat Party. Taxes up big, no 2A. Biden has completely lost control. Pelosi strongly backed the loser!”  Retweet:  TheBlaze @theblaze · 9h · It’s the first time a Kennedy has lost in the state
  • September 2: “We catch them all!”  Retweet:  TheBlaze @theblaze · 5h · Antifa ‘commander’ cried in ‘fetal position’ after being caught with flamethrower, smoke grenades on way to protest
  • September 2: “Like Fredo at Fake News @CNN, the very untalented Joy Reid should be fired for this horrible use of the words “Muslim Terrorists”. Such xenophobia and racism on MSDNC. Anyone else would be gone, and fast!!!”  Retweet:  TheBlaze @theblaze · 4h · MSNBC’s Joy Reid compares President Trump, supporters to Muslim terrorists — and even those on the left are destroying her for Islamophobia
  • September 2: “Will Fredo be fired by Fake News @CNN? He speaks with great disrespect about women, and it will only get worse. Fredo’s Ratings are bad, so this is the time. Always terrible to speak to sleazebags, especially when you are being recorded. CNN has no choice, Fredo must go!”  Retweet:  thebradfordfile™@thebradfordfile · 12h · WOW! Chris Cuomo admits he has been accused of sexual harassment at CNN.
  • September 1: “Mike Pence was never put on standby, & there were no mini-strokes. This is just more Fake News by @CNN, a phony story. The reason for the visit to Walter Reed, together with the full press pool, was to complete my yearly physical. Short visit, then returned (with press) to W.H…”  Retweet:  CNN @CNN · Sep 1 · Vice President Mike Pence was put on standby to temporarily assume the powers of the presidency during President Trump’s unannounced visit to Walter Reed hospital in November 2019, according to New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt’s forthcoming book
  • September 1: “Kenosha, Wisconsin, we’re with you all the way!”  [Video]
  • September 1: “Great honor, but think we are much higher than 46%. Hidden vote!”  Retweet:  Political Polls @PpollingNumbers · 20h ·
    • Among Black Voters:
    • Biden 66% (-23 vs 2016 results)
    • Trump 28% (+20)
    • Among Hispanic Voters:
    • Biden 56% (-10)
    • Trump 41% (+13)…
  • September 1: “There has not. They are the Enemy of the People. TDS!”  Retweet:  Saagar Enjeti @esaagar · 18h · Not sure there’s been a more dishonest news cycle in my lifetime…
  • September 1: “Not even a ‘minor’ one. Thank you!”  Retweet:  Kurt Schlichter @KurtSchlichter · 17h · Weird that the media seems super excited about unsupported allegations in some liberal hit-piece book that Trump had a minor health issue a year ago, yet it is entirely unconcerned with Biden’s manifest dementia on display yesterday. Weird timing too, huh?
  • September 1: “True!”  Retweet:  Andrew Pollack @AndrewPollackFL · 17h · President @realdonaldtrump will always care for the forgotten Men and Women of Wisconsin! #Fixit”

  • September 1: “Drudge didn’t support me in 2016, and I hear he doesn’t support me now. Maybe that’s why he is doing poorly. His Fake News report on Mini-Strokes is incorrect. Possibly thinking about himself, or the other party’s ‘candidate’.”  Retweet:  Mark R. Levin @marklevinshow · 16h · Drudge at it again.  Promoting crackpot New York Times “reporter” and his book trashing Trump.
  • September 1: “I was saddened to learn of the passing of India’s former President, Pranab Mukherjee. I send my condolences to his family and the people of India as they grieve the loss of a great leader.”
  • September 1: “Had a very productive conversation with Kevin Warren, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, about immediately starting up Big Ten football. Would be good (great!) for everyone – Players, Fans, Country. On the one yard line!”
  • September 1: “Heading to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard for a job well done. The Violence stopped six days ago, the moment the Guard entered the picture. Thank you!”
  • September 1: “It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate – FAKE NEWS. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!”
  • September 1: “Good luck to Sean Compton, a winner at everything he does!”  Retweet:  Los Angeles Times @latimes · Aug 31 · How a new nightly three-hour news program might shake up media.
  • September 1: “People are tired of watching the highly political @NBA. Basketball ratings are WAY down, and they won’t be coming back. I hope football and baseball are watching and learning because the same thing will be happening to them. Stand tall for our Country and our Flag!!!”